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Visionary's Take: An Engineering Journey into the Marketplace (Part 3 of 3)

2017-10-12
Can you become a visionary or are you born one? How does a visionary capture an opportunity and makes it a successful business? Are engineers more qualified to solve technical problems or run companies? SAE's "The Visionary's Take" addresses these and many other questions, by talking directly with those who have dared to tackle difficult engineering problems, and create real-life products out of their experience. In these short episodes, Sanjiv Singh and Lyle Chamberlain, respectively CEO and Chief Engineer from Near Earth Autonomy, talk about their experience in creating a brand-new company in the UAV world. Founded in 2011, Near Earth Autonomy brought together a group of engineers and roboticists, looking for unconventional solutions to very hard logistics problems, presenting danger to human life. The answers were developed by pushing technology to a higher level, testing quickly and often, and keeping an open mind to alternative ways of framing engineering challenges.
Video

Visionary's Take: An Engineering Journey into the Marketplace (Part 1 of 3)

2017-10-12
Can you become a visionary or are you born one? How does a visionary capture an opportunity and makes it a successful business? Are engineers more qualified to solve technical problems or run companies? SAE's "The Visionary's Take" addresses these and many other questions, by talking directly with those who have dared to tackle difficult engineering problems, and create real-life products out of their experience. In these short episodes, Sanjiv Singh and Lyle Chamberlain, respectively CEO and Chief Engineer from Near Earth Autonomy, talk about their experience in creating a brand-new company in the UAV world. Founded in 2011, Near Earth Autonomy brought together a group of engineers and roboticists, looking for unconventional solutions to very hard logistics problems, presenting danger to human life. The answers were developed by pushing technology to a higher level, testing quickly and often, and keeping an open mind to alternative ways of framing engineering challenges.
Book

SAE International Journals Complete Set

2010-04-30
This set includes: SAE International Journal of Aerospace March 2010 - Volume 2 Issue 1 SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles October 2009 - Volume 2, Issue 1 March 2010 - Volume 2, Issue 2 SAE International Journal of Engines October 2009 - Volume 2, Issue 1 March 2010 - Volume 2, Issue 2 SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants October 2009 - Volume 2, Issue 1 March 2010 - Volume 2, Issue 2 SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing October 2009 - Volume 2, Issue 1 March 2010 - Volume 2, Issue 2 SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Electronic and Electrical Systems October 2009 - Volume 2, Issue 1 SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems October 2009 - Volume 2, Issue 1 March 2010 - Volume 2, Issue 2
Technical Paper

SOME PROBLEMS IN AIRPLANE CONSTRUCTION

1917-01-01
170001
The authors advance for discussion some important problems in the construction of airplanes for military use in this country. The functions of military airplanes designed for strategical and tactical reconnaissance, control of artillery fire and for pursuit are outlined. Problems in construction with reference to the two-propeller system, methods of reducing vibration, application of starting motors, details of the gasoline supply-system, metal construction for airplanes, flexible piping, desirable characteristics of mufflers, shock absorbers, landing gear, fire safety-devices, control of cooling-water temperature, variable camber wings, variable pitch propellers and propeller stresses, are all given consideration. The paper is concluded with suggestions for improvement in design relating to the use of bearing shims, the rigidity of crankcase castings, interchangeability of parts and better detail construction in the oiling, ignition, fuel supply and cooling systems.
Technical Paper

Mooring Masts and Landing Trucks for Airships

1929-01-01
290054
ATTAINMENT of the full potentialities of airships as carriers is dependent upon and will be greatly expedited by the solution of mooring and ground-handling problems. It is felt that the fundamental solutions have been found, and trials of newly designed equipment are virtually at hand. Communities that desire to erect mooring masts and provide servicing facilities are advised to await patiently the further trial of experimental equipment designed by the engineers stationed at the Naval Air Station at Lakehurst, N. J. This equipment is now under construction on contract. Evolution of the mooring mast, a British post-war device, and the present methods of mooring an airship to the mast are described to show the trend of development.
Technical Paper

Problems in Design and Construction of Large Aircraft

1937-01-01
370132
THIS paper contains a general discussion of the problems involved in arriving at the final design of large airplanes having gross weights of 35,000 lb. up to approximately 100,000 lb. It deals with certain aerodynamic features that evidence themselves when airplanes are increased to the sizes just noted. Comments are made on wing-taper airfoil sections and the possibility of increasing the L/D in large airplanes, and on certain factors that enter into the control of large airplanes. A rather detailed account of structural considerations is undertaken; it shows the methods used by the aircraft designer in scaling up his ideas from airplanes of a year ago to the larger types to follow. Several types of aircraft construction are discussed, showing the advantages and disadvantages of each type. The question of strength-weight ratios also is discussed. The methods of analyzing semi-monocoque and pure monocoque structures are reviewed, and examples are given of the analysis procedure.
Technical Paper

Air Transportation for Military Construction Equipment

1965-02-01
650699
Increased reliance on air transportation to support widespread military operations has produced important considerations for design of construction equipment. Characteristics of cargo aircraft, economics of transport, and design concepts for air transportable equipment are reviewed. Speed of movement, logistic economy, and unavailability of surface transportation in many regions are cited as factors that make air transportable equipment essential for future military operations.
Technical Paper

I. H.C.’s New Farm Tractor

1963-01-01
630336
The new 706 and 806 farm tractor series are described, including their appearance, operation, and engine specifications. A new clutch facing pad material is used - a sintered material used in high temperature aircraft brakes. The hydraulic system has three subdivisions: the front pump system, the rear pump system, and the independent power take-off.
Journal Article

Internal Combustion Engine Response to Presence of Combustion Inhibitors in Ambient Air

2013-04-08
2013-01-1513
Many motor vehicles (fire-fighting cars and trucks, helicopters, airplanes, etc.) are used for conflagration extinguishing purposes. It is clear that their engines aspirate air containing combustion inhibitors, which are used for flame suppression, but until now there is no available information about the influence of this fact on engine performance. This paper presents results of an experimental study on the influence of combustion inhibitors, such as Halon 1301 (CF₃Br) and CO₂, contained in the ambient air, on the performance of compression ignition (CI) and spark ignition (SI) engines. Substantial differences in the response of CI and SI engines to the inhibitor presence in the aspirated air are revealed. Starting from relatively small concentrations of CF₃Br, an increase of the CI engine speed and a simultaneous decrease of the brake specific fuel consumption are observed. The speed rise may attain up to 80% of its initial value.
Journal Article

Semi-Automated Vision-Based Construction of Safety Models from Engineering Drawings

2011-10-18
2011-01-2566
The work describes a concept application that aids a safety engineer to create a layup of equipment models by using an image scan of a schematic and a library of predefined standard component and their symbols. The approach uses image recognition techniques to identify the symbols within the scanned image of the schematic from a given library of symbols. Two recognition approaches are studied, one uses General Hough Transform; the other is based on pixel-level feature computation combining both structure and statistical features. The application allows the user to accept or edit the results of the recognition step and allows the user to define new components during the layup step. The tool then generates an output file that is compatible with a formal safety modeling tool. The identified symbols are associated to behavioral nodes from a model based safety tool.
Journal Article

Evaluation of Sliding Mode Observers for Fault Reconstruction on the ADDSAFE Functional Engineering Simulator

2011-10-18
2011-01-2802
This paper presents a preliminary evaluation of the results from using second order sliding mode observer schemes applied to an aircraft fault detection benchmark problem for a class of sensor faults. The scheme has been evaluated on the ADDSAFE Functional Engineering Simulator (FES). This is part of ongoing work on a European FP7 funded project entitled Advanced Fault Diagnosis for Sustainable Flight Guidance and Control (ADDSAFE) which aims to study advanced fault detection and isolation (FDI) methods for aircraft. The simulation and verification FES used in this evaluation incorporates a high fidelity nonlinear aircraft model from AIRBUS (which includes sensor and process noise).
Technical Paper

A Discussion of the Performance Evaluation of Time Synchronization Algorithms for Networked Control Systems by Means of Model and Simulation

2014-09-30
2014-36-0382
With the growing complexity and integration of systems as satellites, automobiles, aircrafts, turbines, power controls and traffic controls, as prescribed by SAE-ARP-4754A Standard, the time de-synchronization can cause serious or even catastrophic failures. Time synchronization is a very important aspect to achieve high performance, reliability and determinism in networked control systems. Such systems operate in a real time distributed environment which frequently requires a consistent time view among different devices, levels and granularities. So, to guarantee high performance, reliability and determinism it is required a performance evaluation of time synchronization of the overall system. This time synchronization performance evaluation can be done in different ways, as experiments and/or model and simulation.
Technical Paper

Improved Pneumatic Aerodynamics for Drag Reduction, Fuel Economy, Safety and Stability Increase for Heavy Vehicles

2005-11-01
2005-01-3627
Aerodynamic drag is the major component of Heavy Vehicle (HV) resistance at typical highway speeds, and thus strongly impacts related fuel economy because horsepower required to overcome this drag increases as the cube of vehicle speed. In an ongoing drag-reduction program for HVs conducted for the US Department of Energy (DOE), Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has been applying advanced new aerodynamic technology previously developed for aircraft. This technology uses tangential blowing to reduce the drag generated by these bluff-based high-drag vehicles, particularly the trailer. Drag reduction can be accomplished by this blown concept without moving surfaces, and it also offers the potential to increase drag for braking if needed and to overcome both increasing drag and destabilizing side forces due to large side winds and gusts.
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